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Butter Rich

July 21, 2015

Ready for grump mode? I’m officially minding what I eat, and it’s not making me happy. But my increasing mass wasn’t making me happy either. So, the plan is to get back down to eating weight and rejoin the party just as soon as I can.

Of course that doesn’t mean I’m going to skip Dine’n at Nine Pin this week. Or if I do miss out on it again, it will be the result of other factors. I’ll just make sure to eat a dinner of reasonable size, and to avoid a dinner comprised entirely of fried foods. Because if left to my own devices, I might grab a dinner made entirely of fried foods, and eat just a bit too much.

Still, I’m grumpy. The first few days of saying no to second helpings, removing the chicken skin, sticking to one beer a day, using half the typical quantity of mayo, skipping dessert, resisting snacks, and all sorts of other indignities is always hard.

So let’s go to my happy place, and think about all kinds of luscious butter.

Bon Appetit ran a feature on some better butters all the way back in May. Don’t forget, I’ve still got a backlog of posts. But this seems like the time to break this one out.

Two butters that I love are featured prominently in the story.

Rodolphe Le Meunier leads the list, and I was able to pick this up some time ago at The Cheese Traveler. I love that Eric was ahead of this and that we were about to buy Le Meunier’s butter before it was cool.

Kriemhild Dairy Farms also made the list. Way to go New York! I love this cultured, high butterfat butter made from the milk of pasture-raised cows. Damn, it’s good. I wrote a piece about it a while back for Farm Fresh to Market, and it’s available at both Honest Weight and usually at Trader Joe’s (if you can brave the parking lot).

Right now I’m tempted to just tear into the refrigerator and eat the Kriemhild straight from the tub. But then all my hard work would be for nothing. Instead, I’ll just get grumpy that Pamplie somehow did not make this list.

It’s fine that Bordier was omitted, since I’ve been told it’s impossible to get here. But if you ever see it, you’ve to to let me know immediately. Diet or no diet, that’s going in my mouth on the best bread within arms distance. Although I might just eat it with my hands right from the wrapper.

And I swear that’s not just the diet talking.

One Comment leave one →
  1. July 23, 2015 8:26 am

    Sounds like a sweet potato salmon burger over field greens from fin – your fishmonger might be in your future during your out-and-about adventures.

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